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College Catalog 2018-2019

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through LO
CIP Code: 50.0408


The Interior Design program prepares students to become assistant designers or interior design technicians. The curriculum provides a foundational education covering a broad range of topics in interior design, art history, furniture history, and basic design. Computer-aided drafting, rendering and business practices round out the curriculum. Students become knowledgeable in both residential and contract design. Career opportunities exist not only in the retail marketing of furniture, fabrics, and accessories but also in commercial design firms as space planners, drafters, and technical support staff.

The curriculum can be completed in two years; however, students may enroll on a part-time basis. There are no entry requirements but many IDS courses have prerequisites to insure that students are properly prepared for advanced course work. 

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 101 History & Appreciation of Art I 3
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
IDS 100 Theory & Techniques of Interior Design 3
1PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
PSY 100 Principles of Applied Psychology 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3
3ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II or Elective 3-4
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
IDS 105 Architectural Drafting for Interior Design 3
IDS 109 Styles of Furniture & Interiors 3
1PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   16-17
3rd Semester
IDS 106 Three-Dimensional Drawing & Rendering 3
IDS 206 Lighting & Furnishings 3
IDS 225 Business Procedures 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
4___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   15
4th Semester
IDS 205 Materials and Sources 3
IDS 215 Theory/Research Commercial Design 3
IDS 221 Designing Commercial Interiors I 4
IDS 245 Computer-Aided Drafting for Interior Designers 3
5IDS 290 Coordinated Internship 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Interior Design A.A.S.=64-65

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 Students can take the SDV 101 Orientation section related to their particular program.

3 Electives may be selected from Interior Design and curricula that offer complementary areas to Interior Design: Architecture Technology, Business Administration, Communication Design, Horticulture Technology, Art History, and Marketing.

4 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

5 For those students interested in transfer, an IDS elective may be substituted (with division approval) for the internship.